Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Back to Whittlesey

On return to Whittlesea I phoned my friend Tony Head, who runs a local bus company, and asked if he could help us get our belts? He came up trumps ;o) I did a solo pub crawl around the town, starting in The Boat Inn, crap beer and a bad attitude by the landlord when I pointed it out. So back to the Letter B, great ale, great company. then I went to Hub's Place on the square, a community pub that was opened by a local lottery winner, a great place to go, the ladies' darts team were still playing when I left at 01.00 a.m.!
In the morning we headed to Wetherspoon's George Hotel on the square to use 'the facilities' and to get their cracking veggie breakfasts.
I noticed that the veggie brekkie was a much better deal with two eggs instead of one, three hash browns instead of two and a tasty veggie sausage to replace the bloodless meat option.
After this fine brekkie we left Whittlesey, heading for Stanground lock.

As we approached Briggate bend we saw a tatty-looking boat moored in a strange spot, as we passed they shouted "Have you got jumpleads?" We pulled over and dug our starter pack out, minutes later, in clouds of smoke, it started. This photo shows them moving off in a blue haze!